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Darrell Irvine, Ph.D.

Dr. Darrell Irvine is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He also serves on the steering committee of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.  His research focuses on the application of engineering tools to problems in cellular immunology and the development of new materials for vaccine and drug delivery. Current efforts are focused on problems related to vaccine development for HIV and immunotherapy for cancer.  


Dr. Irvine’s work has received numerous awards, including a Beckman Young Investigator award, an NSF CAREER award, selection for Technology Review’s ‘TR35’, election as a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, election as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and appointment as an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  He is the author of over 100 publications, reviews, and book chapters and he is also an inventor on numerous patents. Dr. Irvine is a Professor at MIT with Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.

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